Foil Picture

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1834-1867

GUSN

GUSN-7747

Description

Eglomise painting of basket painted reddish orange with diamond weave pattern holding assorted polychrome flowers. Two birds: one in the flowers on the left and one above flowers to the right. Background painted black. Glass backed with crinkled tinfoil. Heavy molded wooden frame with gilded gesso on the front, sides unpainted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
verre églomisé
glass (material)
tinfoil
Picture
Picture

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

20 x 26 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.764